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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Reducing the death rate of black babies

    Reducing the death rate of black babies
    Thirteen-year-old Jeremy Thicklin is on a mission to teach his friends how to prevent African-American babies from dying. The slender eighth-grader at Roosevelt Middle School was one of 212 volunteers who graduated Saturday from Community Voice, a five-...
  • NBA arena rankings: No. 1 Knicks' Madison Square Garden

    NBA arena rankings: No. 1 Knicks' Madison Square Garden
    It's difficult to build an NBA arena that stands out from the pack. In sharp contrast to the sport of baseball — which enables architects to create quirky outfield dimensions and venues that sometimes employ retractable roofs — basketball...
  • 'Justified,' 'The Good Wife' among Peabody Award recipients

    'Justified,' 'The Good Wife' among Peabody Award recipients
    FX's "Justified" seems to be on a roll in its second season. The storytelling has gotten even richer than in its freshman season. The acting, from stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins and the season-long guest star Margo Martindale (OK, and the...
  • Interview: 'Real Steel' star Anthony Mackie sees tipping point for black cinema

    Interview: 'Real Steel' star Anthony Mackie sees tipping point for black cinema
    Anthony Mackie — who appeared in last weekend’s No. 1 film at the box office, “Real Steel,” and the Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Hurt Locker” — recently had an entire restaurant buzzing...
  • Malcolm X's story critical in race relations

    Malcolm X's story critical in race relations
    Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
  • Elliott Carter

  • "Giant Steps to Change the World" by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee

    "Giant Steps to Change the World" by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
    "Giant Steps to Change the World" By Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Sean Qualls Simon & Schuster, $16.99, ages 6-9 "On some days your dreams may seem too far away to realize." What about those who dreamed before you? "They made giant...
  • Spike Lee To Speak At UW Wednesday Night

    Spike Lee To Speak At UW Wednesday Night
    Director Spike Lee will be speaking Wednesday night at the UW and it's open to the public. The filmmaker will be appearing at Meany Hall on the UW campus from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. If you're interested in attending, tickets are $15 for UW students and $25...
  • New Web Series "East Willy B" Highlights Latinos In Brooklyn

    New Web Series "East Willy B" Highlights Latinos In Brooklyn
    A young group of Latino filmmakers and actors is making a name for itself, in Brooklyn. "East Willy B" is a web series about a Puerto Rican sports bar owner trying to keep the spot's Latino flair, despite his ex's desires to turn it into a young...
  • Lisa Kudrow helps more stars find themselves as 'Who Do You Think You Are?' returns

    Lisa Kudrow may be an Emmy-winning funny lady, but she's serious about helping stars trace their ancestry. The actress who became iconic as lovably ditsy Phoebe Buffay on the long-running sitcom "Friends" decided to bring a British show to the U.S. as...
  • Spike Lee to speak at IU

    Spike Lee to speak at IU
    Film director and producer Spike Lee is scheduled to speak at Indiana University on February 26th at 7 p.m. at the IU Auditorium. Before stopping at the Bloomington campus for ArtsWeek, he plans to speak to middle and high school students at the Ivy Tech...
  • Knicks Draft Georgia Tech Guard

    Knicks Draft Georgia Tech Guard
    With the 17th pick of the 2011 NBA draft Thursday night, the New York Knicks selected Iman Shumpert. Shumpert is a junior guard from Georgia Tech. He is a 6'5.5", 222 lbs. defensive specialist, something the Knicks definitely need. Iman was not in...